New Guinea 'Celebrette'

seaecho1(SW CA)August 5, 2005

Well, I went to Lowe's and got one of these yesterday. I think the bloom is Grape Crush or maybe Raspberry Rose, according to pictures I've seen online. The plant is 5" tall. Anyone grow this one indoors? I have it in the shade right now, on a pebble tray for extra humidity. Do they like to be misted? Any suggestions would be appreciated! I'm brand new to them. Thanks!


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MrImpatiens(Zone 9 CA)

I have never grow Imps as a house plant. But I will give my best shot. They like a bright cool area. If they get to much shade they well get real leggy. Misting should be good as well. In a dry area like the house mites can be a problem so, you should watch for these as well.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2005 at 11:26PM
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seaecho1(SW CA)

Thank you for replying! This must be a slow board, am I right? I love impatiens, but I think you are right - my last one seemed to have succumbed to mites. So far so good with this cute little guy. Thanks again!


    Bookmark   August 12, 2005 at 2:36PM
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EngiN117(7a GA)

I bought 3 medium sized New Gunia Impatiens from an outlet for $1.50 and I have them inside the house. I have had them for about a month. They seem to be doing well right now, but early on they looked pitiful from transplant shock. I keep them in a window sill and so far they have only produced one bloom at a time but each bloom is beautiful. I live in GA so I am not sure if this makes a difference zone wise. I pinched back about four branches total and inserted the part I pinched off back into the soil. So far two have taken root.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2005 at 11:38AM
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seaecho1(SW CA)

Glad to hear about your success with the rooting, Engi! Maybe there is hope for my indoor impatiens after all. Can't wait until it blooms!


    Bookmark   August 21, 2005 at 6:29PM
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